Causes of Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease that is characterized by extensive scarring of the liver tissue leading to fibrosis. Various regenerative nodules may also be present on the liver where the damaged tissue may have been regenerated. It has been found that chronic alcoholism and hepatitis C infection are the most common causes of cirrhosis. In some cases it has been found that a single patient may have been infected due to various factors.

ALD or alcohol liver disease as it is commonly known affects individuals who are addicted to alcohol. This condition may lead to an impairment in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Various symptoms associated with this disease  like recurring hepatitis infection. Chronic hepatitis C infection leads to scarring of the liver tissue and there is considerable damage and this is also one of the major causes of cirrhosis.

This inflammation can be diagnosed with the aid of serological assays. Primary biliary cirrhosis is one of the  causes of cirrhosis that  are asymptomatic and the patient may complain from pruritis with  fatigue and non jaundice skin hyper pigmentation and hepatomegaly is also observed in the patient. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease associated with relevant causes of cirrhosis and lead  to  severe damage to the liver tissue and there is extensive scarring. There would be high levels of serum globulin and it may be treated with various corticosteroids.

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